Many of you don’t know this about me – I hate needles and would never be able to have a treatment that involved injecting anything into my face, body, lips, wrinkles, anything. I shudder at the thought, because I am just not brave enough. So when I was approached to try out these AcroPass hyaluronic acid eye patches that ‘injected’ hyaluronic acid directly into skin under eyes, I didn’t run for the hills.
Skinova Cosmeceuticals have developed technology (AcroPass TransDermal Nano technology) that helps hyaluronic acid penetrate the epidermis (it doesn’t normally get past the epidermis because the molecules are too big), and once inside this protective barrier the hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge to retain water, which in turn helps skin look hydrated, plump and youthful.
The main issue for my eye area is dark circles. I have never been able to get rid of them, and all I have managed over the years is to lessen the look of them by drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, investing in a decent concealer, and accepting they are a part of me. But replenishing hyaluronic acid under the epidermis isn’t something that has occurred to me until these hyaluronic acid eye patches came along. Here is a way to have one of those ‘fillers’ but without any needles or pain.
As you can see from the patches in the picture there are tiny little bumps on then, which are, in fact, mini needles the breadth of a human hair, filled with hyaluronic acid and EGF (epidermal growth factor). Yup needles, but not real needles just microstructures that, when pressed on to skin, penetrate the epidermis and dissolve overnight to leave behind the hyaluronic acid + EGF, ready to do its magic. There is absolutely no pain, just a prickling sensation that passes fairly quickly. Skin looks a little red, and the patches can feel awkward under my eyes which I put down to the fact that I have quite deep set eyes, and have to mould the patches (they are quite flexible) to the area and press down firmly to get them to stick.
They suggest sleeping with them in as they need to stay on skin for about 2 hours for the microstructures to dissolve, and I remove mine the minute I wake up to see there is no redness and skin looks normal. Fortunately, it has been fine for my sensitive skin, and I can honestly say that after using a couple of these hyaluronic acid eye patches I have found the crepey skin under eyes appears less crepey… I have no other way of describing it.
The AcroPass TransDermal Nano eye patches (much easier just saying hyaluronic acid eye patches :)) do not contain chemical additives or preservatives, and contain the highest quality French hyaluronic acid.
A set of 4 patches cost £48 and can be bought here.